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Jeffrey Dorsey

My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for 4 years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV Sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001 I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win 6 Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including 5 for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. My favorite music is the Blues. The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Chiefs are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Forty-two years later, I am still doing what I love.
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 23rd anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images
Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Mike Shannon – Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Mike

Happy birthday to Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon, who turns 77 today. If you have listened to St. Louis Cardinal Baseball since 1962, you have heard about him playing for the Redbirds or have heard him broadcasting the Cardinal games. Here are some interesting facts about Mike that you may not know.

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Quincy Mall Hosting Dog Days of Summer for Homeward Bound Waggin

On Saturday, July 16, the 3rd annual Dog Days of Summer fundraiser will be held
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Quincy Mall. It’s the only day of the year when Quincy Mall becomes pet friendly. All proceeds benefit Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc. and there is a full lineup of events planned and they’re not just for dogs either!

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Quincy Police Department
Quincy Police Department

Q.P.D. Color Guard Seeking Donations to Upgrade Outfits

The Honor Guard of the Quincy Police Department, a voluntary organization that provides funeral honors for fallen comrades and serves as the "guardians of the colors" by displaying and escorting the national flag on ceremonial occasions, is in need of funding to upgrade their uniform materials.  

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24th & Harrison in Quincy Needs a Traffic Light

It was May 25, 1978, my first day ever in the City of Quincy having moved here from the Kansas City area. I spent the first week in a hotel trying to find a place to live. I remember being at the intersection of 24th and Harrison at the four-way stop. It felt like I spent three birthdays trying to get through that intersection that day.

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